Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Adding a light over the table...

If you were here last week, or follow on Instagram and facebook, you will know that we took out the island in the kitchen, moved the dining table there, added two walls to make a home office/studio and reoriented the living room.πŸ˜€ Yes, all that. 
So I needed to move the current fixture, which was not centered anyway, to where the center of the room is, and centered on the table. Not, I need to add, centered on the kitchen sink/window.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The new living room -- and why

Yes. My new living room. If you don't follow on instagram, you'll have no idea what I'm referring to, so I'll try to explain it. 

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Winter shelves

Hi everybody! I thought I'd pop in and show you how I styled my kitchen shelves after Christmas, and also a cute vintage planter I found. 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Magnolia in the winter living room

Happy New Year -- ok I'm a bit late but it's still a new year and a great time for a fresh start. First, I LOVE winter, the cold, dark nights, and the coziness our home has this time of year. You won't see me rushing ahead to spring. 

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Red and green Christmas bedroom

Christmas is just over a week away, so I wanted to share my bedroom all ready for a cozy, winter holiday -- or what I really need -- a *long* winter's nap😭😊

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Farmhouse Christmas Porch

Hello everyone! I meant to have this post up sooner, but the winter storm last weekend knocked out power from Saturday night until Tuesday night and took out many trees and shrubs around the house -- not to mention the destruction all over the community here. In fact, there were tree limbs coming through the rails on the porch so we had to cut them back until we can take care of the debris, but I went ahead and shot a few photos to share. 

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Cozy Christmas home

I'm so excited to be joining this talented group of bloggers that Marty at A Stroll Thru Life has put together for the 2018 Christmas Home Tours! There have been so many gorgeous homes this week, and I'll have links to all of them at the bottom of this post. If you are coming over from Laura's beautiful home, I'm so happy to welcome you here! 

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Monday, November 26, 2018

An English Christmas

Well hello everyone! I'm so excited to start the season off with a tablescape, which y'all know is what I originally started blogging, and something I love to create. I'm equally happy to be joining 24 other bloggers on the 25 Christmas Ideas tour that Angie at Postcards from the Ridge has put together including lots of great ideas for your Christmas decorating. There will be links at the end so you can visit everyone.

I love to set a pretty table, and Christmas could not be a more perfect opportunity to get all the pretty things out.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Thanksgiving table setting ideas

Y'all, I love Thanksgiving, and I love planning out every detail then enjoying the wonderful food and good company. I am so excited to not only show you my Thanksgiving table setting, but also link up with 18 other bloggers so you have tons of inspiration. 
If you're coming over from visiting Laura at Meaningful Spaces, welcome, and a big thank you to Tammy At Pink Peppermint Design for hosting and putting this tour together. 

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Simple farmhouse fall porch

Simple. I didn't go all out with corn stalks or mums and pumpkins like I usually do, but just added a few fall touches to the front porch.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

**The** most unique candle idea I've seen...

Y'all know how much I love the right candle, and I'm super picky about them, so you will understand how excited I was to find one of my childhood friends selling some very unique candles at Illuminations Vintage.
When I saw that she pours them into vintage containers, I *had* to try one, and picked up my first one over the weekend. 

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fall in the mountains

There is something special about fall in the mountains, even when it's late. And nowhere is autumn more beautiful than Balsam Mountain Preserve. Here are more of the outdoor areas I got to add my touch to -- starting with the main entrance.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Fall at the Boarding House

Wow, it just seems like summer wanted to hold on forever here in the mountains, which is so unusual, but finally things are cooling down enough to give us true fall-like weather. 
As I've done the last two years, I got to add some fall magic throughout Balsam Mountain Preserve, so I thought I'd show y'all the Boarding House first. 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Autumn Leaves

 I never use faux flowers anymore. I just don't, and I prefer to cut anything from outside no matter what kind of weed it isπŸ˜‰ This time of year I always gather sourwood branches because they stay nice for several weeks in water and have the most gorgeous color, but I could not find enough for my fall tour, and the dogwood branches I used, didn't last long. 

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Bold, eclectic Fall Tour

As excited as I am to share my home tour, I cannot go without first expressing my concern for our beautiful state and those impacted by Hurricane Florence. My heart goes out to everyone in the path, and I just hope there is minimal damage and that people are prepared and have taken the necessary steps to stay safe. We expect flooding, high winds and mudslides here in the mountains over the weekend, and we hope the large trees here in the woods around the house stay upright! 

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Autumn dining alfresco

I am all about Autumn over here and when given the chance to set an Autumn-themed alfresco table, I'm a happy girl πŸ˜€

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Hickory Ridge Homestead at Balsam Mountain Preserve

 Y'all are in for a treatπŸ˜‰ I've shared photos from this house before and some outdoor design work I did, but today, I'm taking you inside for a tour. 

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Summer back porch

It seems like Fall is just around the corner, so I thought I better share our outdoor spaces before it's too late.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

The Sofa

 Back in the spring, I saw this sofa in a historic building some friends own, which is for sale. It looked like it needed a loving home, and because I was totally smitten with the curvy shape and down filled cushion, I offered to make a trade, selling my french sofa. 

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Franciscan Ivy on the back porch

It has taken a lot longer to get the porches in summer shape this year, but now that the hard work is done, I have certainly been enjoying them every morning. I honestly cannot wait to wake up, grab a cup of coffee and head out on the porch to listen to the birds and creek.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Global, collected Summer Home Tour

I am so glad y'all are here visiting me in the mountains of western North Carolina today! I'm excited to be part of this wonderful group of bloggers that Marty has put together for her 2018 Summer Home Tours. If you are stopping by from Starfish Cottage, you'll already know just how talented all these ladies are. I'm humbled to be among them.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

And the rest of the kitchen...

So I shared a couple weeks ago the cabinetry I painted and wanted to show the rest of this side as well, since it was also updated a little.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

A little drama in the dining room

I always say when you have been thinking about doing something for a while, you might as well go ahead and do it. Especially if it's something reversible and low cost.

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